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Permit Fees

Fees are paid for Building Permits.  We accept cash, cheque, credit and debit cards.

Minimum Permit Fees:

  • Residential = $50
  • Other = $100

Deposits for new residential building and moving of dwelling units:

  • Rate = 50% of permit fee
  • Minimum of $500 per dwelling
  • Maximum of $2,000 per dwelling

 

Residential Construction Permit Fees

Residential Construction Permit Fees
for serviced, habitable and non-habitable buildings including additions or extensions

Type Price
Main Floor $0.60 per square foot

Finished Floors above main floors

$0.50 per square foot
Basements $0.20 per square foot
Plumbing $8.00 per fixture

Miscellaneous residential construction not described above

$7.50 per $1,000 of construction value

Examples: Houses, Cottages, Attached Garages, Factory-Built Structures and Dwellings

Residential Construction Permit Fees
for un-serviced, habitable and non-habitable buildings including additions or extensions
Type Price
Main Floor $0.35 per square foot
Floor areas above or below main floor $0.20 per square foot
Moving CSA certified home $0.30 per square foot
Moving and Building $100 per dwelling unit plus $0.60 per square foot

Examples: Seasonal Cottages, Sheds, Guest Cabins, Gazebos, Garages, Storage, Saunas

 

Other Construction Permit Fees

Other Construction Permit Fees (Non-Residential)
Type Price

Farm Buildings of low human occupancy, greenhouse - Main Floor

$0.20   per square foot
Farm Buildings of low human occupancy, greenhouse -  Other Floors $0.10   per square foot
Farm Buildings of low human occupancy, greenhouse - Plumbing Work  $10.00 per fixture
All Other Construction $8.00   per $1,000 of construction value

 

Other Permits and Charges 

Prices of Other Permits and Charges
Type Price
Change of Use Permit  $100 per unit, no alterations and no building permit issued
Occupancy Permit  nil per unit
Conditional Permit   50% surcharge of total permit fee
Demolition Permit Fees $0.06 per square foot
No Permit $200 plus 200% surcharge of permit fee
Re-Inspection $50 each inspections
Permit not displayed $100 per occurrence
Plans not available $100 per occurrence
Transfer of Permit $50 per permit
Wood Burning Appliance $50 per appliance

 

The Building By-Law has more information on Building Permits and Permit Fees

There may be other fees owing for connections, entrances, and encroachments when you are constructing and these can be discussed with Municipal staff when you apply for a building permit

Contact the Chief Building Official for more information.

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